Tuesday 17 July 2018

McDonald lauds players

Limerick 1 Bohemians 0

Limerick manager Neil McDonald Photo: Sportsfile
Limerick manager Neil McDonald Photo: Sportsfile

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Neil McDonald hailed the performance of his side after Saturday's narrow but deserved win over Bohemians at the Markets Field.

"We've had a horrendous few weeks. We've played second, third and fourth in the league which has been difficult," said the Limerick FC boss after the victory that eases anxiety about being dragged into relegation dog fight. "We held our nerve today and showed a lot of character. We've stood up and been counted. A well deserved victory."

Rodrigo Tosi's 10th minute penalty - his 11th goal of the season - after he was fouled by Rob Cornwall separated the sides.

Bohs missed a first half penalty after George Poynton's spot kick was brilliantly saved by Limerick captain Brendan Clarke seven minutes from the break.

"It's always difficult when you don't win games. You have to keep on believing. The same with the players. They have to keep on believing," McDonald added.

"It (result) is very satisfying. It's just a little bit frustrating that we can go all the way to the 90th minute and not finish the game off with the chances we had."

Limerick FC - Clarke, Cotter, Whitehead, Crowe, O'Connor, Lynch, Hery, Kenny (Clarke 63) Ogbene, Berki (Coughlan 67) Tosi
Bohemians - Supple, Pender, Casey (Hayes 77), Cornwall, O'Hora, Ward, O'Connor (Fitzgerald 67), Sule, Morris, Poynton (Dalton 84) Akinade
Ref - J McKell (Tipperary)

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